An upcoming decision on schools

“Back to School” usually signals relief for parents, but dismay for teens and younger children. Traditionally, it marks the end of lazy...

Slow down for safety

This was published a few weeks ago in my local paper, but the message remains unchanged Shutdowns and shelter orders due to COVID-19 are...

Just Keep Paddling Downstream

Day 5 of 5 discovering the Upper Cumberland Our only dine-in experience of the week was at Bacaras Family Restaurant in Jamestown where...

Waverunners and Camp fires

Not every day is perfect weather during the early spring day in Upper Cumberland, but you could fool us. What gorgeous weather we had on...

Under the Mountain

Part 3 of 5 discovering the Upper Cumberland Despite doing so well on the long hike the previous day, the kids clamored for a little less...

An epic wilderness hike-Virgin Falls Trail

Part two of five in a discovering Upper Cumberland series Three things make hiking with small kids easier: 1. Dangle tantalizing baked...

Discovering the Upper Cumberland

Part 1 of a 5 part series exploring Tennessee's Upper Cumberland Tennessee’s glamor is not just the lights of Nashville, but the...

Healing One Another

To read part one False negatives and true recovery click here https://www.therollinghillsfamily.com/post/false-negatives-fuel-fear “I...

Overlapping Epidemics

When patient data or medical conditions don’t quite add up, I default to further investigation. For instance, when a healthy person who...

We never know the next setback

Our epic journey and the parts we share will be more than just the shining moments and sunsets. We are perfectly comfortable sharing our...

Is the road clear to launch recovery

A good friend recently asked me "Is the coronavirus virus epidemic and all these precautions all overblown?" Certainly without local...

Go Off Road, Find a Trail

Literally a change of scenery could be all you need to fall in love with running.  Undeniably, running on trails deviates from running on...

We are all Born to Run

If you run, you can be a runner. It doesn’t depend on pace, number of races, or what shoes you wear.  It is a mindset. Usually it evolves...

False Negatives and True Recovery

She looked me in the eyes and asked quietly, “Dr Hill, am I going to be OK?” Eyes can communicate plenty on their own without words or...

Healthcare Heroes in A Holding Pattern

I wanted to be an ER doc from my first day at medical school. Not because of the schedule, or the shift work grind, or the paperwork. But...

COVID 19 Hits home

I work as an emergency room physician. Before the current pandemic, I had few worries about going to the ER. In fact, I like the pace,...

Everyday Uncertainty in the ER

Within minutes of one another, two separate patients from a nearby nursing home arrived in acute respiratory distress at a local tertiary...

Get Well

The Hippocratic hypocrisy The medical community message sold by pharmaceutical companies, peddled by health care providers, and...

Here we go

As as parent you always wonder, am I doing the right thing. This is what is right for us. Let the good times roll!! In New Orleans where...

Inspire

The world has enough influencers. Focus on what inspires you, and illuminate for others There are a thousand reasons driving us to change...